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Occupational Forecasting Conference

An important role of the Workforce Investment Council (WIC) is directing the Occupational Forecasting Conference (OFC). The Occupational Forecasting Conference projects job growth and develops information on the needs of current, new and emerging industries for the workforce development planning process at the statewide and regional levels. The Occupational Forecasting Conference identifies information that is critical to the budgeting of state resources for workforce development.

Revised industry forecasts through 2024 were approved by the OFC in May 2017. This information includes:

  • Occupations that will need the most workers
  • Fastest-growing industries
  • Details by region
  • Average wages by occupation
  • Educational and training requirements

Revised Long-term 2024 Projections approved by OFC and WIC
Occupational Projections for all Occupations

Short-term 2018 Projections approved by the OFC and WIC
Occupational Projections for all Occupations

About the Occupational Forecasting Conference
OFC members are appointed by the governor. They include:

Camille Conaway
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Ava Dejoie
Louisiana Workforce Commission
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Dr. Yu Hsing
Econometrician, Southeastern Louisiana University
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Charles Moniotte
Chairman, Workforce Investment Council
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Dr. Robert Newman
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Don Pierson
Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development
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Louis Reine
Louisiana AFL-CIO
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Dr. Monty Sullivan
Louisiana Community and Technical College System
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Alciades S. Velasquez
Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council
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